SpartanNash Inventory Control Clerk - Nights in Indianapolis, Indiana

For the team at Caito Foods, the produce business is straightforward. It’s about buying the best products available and being devoted to freshness. Working together, our goal is to make our customers’ jobs easier by ensuring that the freshest and most on-trend products make it to kitchens nationwide. Our outstanding team fulfills that promise every day.

Position Summary

Responsible to support the Inventory Control functions to include performing item maintenance in the warehouse system, assisting with the receiving and shipping processes and facilitating slot placement of items in the warehouse.

Minimum Requirements


High School Graduate (Preferred)

or GED or combination of education / experience.

Job Experience

One (1) year general office experience required.

Prior warehouse/distribution experience preferred.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Support the inventory process in the Distribution Center through random audits, cycle counting, physical counts, verification of outgoing product, system data maintenance, etc. to ensure accurate and timely records of product inventory while ensuring compliance to inventory processes and procedures.

Coordinate with various departments (i.e., Buying, Accounting, Shipping, Receiving, Transportation, System Administration, etc.) outside carriers, and product vendors to ensure correct and accurate shipping and receiving.

Prepare inventory related reports and verify inventory balances/records in the Warehouse Management System (WMS) to identify shortages and discrepancies and research inaccuracies within inventory levels. Adjust inventory records accordingly to maintain accuracy.

Monitor the layout of warehouse to optimize efficiency of distribution and inventory placement and assist with slotting in the warehouse to maintain effective use of space. Review reports to ensure the slots assigned are comparable for the product received, and update product and location information as necessary to include creating and setting up new locations in WMS and/or other warehouse applications as required.

Run reports to verify item set up such as code dating, SKU/UPCs ,receipt date and items not shipped.

Process dispositions of short-dated, perishable product, and aged inventory and is accountable for accurate processing of damage and salvage product.

Process receiving documentation and perform rebill function for previously out of stock product. Process out-of-stocks as notified by selectors and research out-of-stock reason.

Work with the Receiving department to verify the incoming product is received in the proper quantity. Identify, research, correct and communicate out of balance receiving issues to Accounting and/or Inventory Supervisor and perform receiver corrections.

Communicate pertinent information and issues (i.e., inventory/receiving issues, warehouse out-of-stock inventory, product damage, etc.) to supervisor(s) in a timely manner.

Participate in rotation of products and perform other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Good written and verbal communication skills. Must have good math, problem-solving and data entry skills and attention to detail, and effective organization, prioritization and multi-tasking skills. Must be able to count inventory and research issues. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), and ability to learn other system applications (WMS, POPs, etc.). Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently within a fast-paced warehouse operation. Must be able to work within a warehouse environment. Must follow safe working practices in accordance with Company safety policies and practices. Must be able to work weekends, holidays, days and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the condition specified for 8-10 hours shift.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must frequently sit, walk and stand, and be able to climb stairs/ladders and work at heights above 30 feet as necessary. Must be able to walk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with the hands and arms. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; may occasionally need to lift over 20 pounds (with or without assistance). While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and frequently exposed to changes in temperature and humidity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.


General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)